Earlier this year, I created a month by month race plan. I budgeted for my races, and I registered early (mostly) and often. Luckily, I’ve gotten to do most of the races I planned on.
I mentioned previously, or at least on my various social media profiles, that I started mentoring at Fleet Feet Annapolis for their No Boundaries 10k Training group. It’s really awesome, I’ve met some brilliant people and runners who push me to be better everyday.
Looking for a fall race (or two or three?) here are a few local races I’ll either be participating in (look for the *) or highly recommend!
JLA Annapolis Volunteers on the Run 5k*
October 11, 2015 AACC Arnold, MD
This is an annual run put on by the Junior League of Annapolis – this year it’s being held up at AACC in Arnold as opposed to at Quiet Waters where it’s been held previously.
$25 Register here (mention Heidi Schmidt when registering!)
October 17, 2015 Hagerstown, MD
My second duathlon of the year. I loved the first one and this makes up for the fact that it’s a solo tri kind of year (I deferred Dewey until next year). We’re making a western Maryland weekend out of it so it should be fun! |
$70+ register here
10k Across the Bay*
November 7, 2015
I ran this last year and LOVED IT. This year, hubs and I were supposed to run it together but alas, drill weekend. Needless to say, I’ll be running. Along with my No Boundaries 10k Champions. Now to find a baby sitter for E for that day… 😐
$65 Register Here
Annapolis Running Classic*
November 21, 2015
I ran this race five years ago in 2011 when Hubs was at BCT in Fort Sil, OK. I ran the half marathon – it was the inaugural year and I lurrrved it. I mean, there were some inaugural year snafu’s but I’ve heard they solved all of those. If you’ve run any race in Annapolis, you’ve probably run the course before. Either way, there’s a baller post-race party with oysters. ALL OF THE OYSTERS. Regardless of whether you think it’s an appropriate post-race food, it’s shellfish so I’m sure it has plenty o’ protein and there’s beer. What more could you want?
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$90/55 register here. PRICES INCREASE 10/26
Cold Turkey 10k
November 22, 2015
I LOVE Annapolis Striders races. I haven’t run this one, and likely will miss it again this year because hi, 10k the day before and I’m not one to double up. BUT if for some reason, you’re not running the Annapolis Classic, and want a smaller scale 10k? Check this one out.
Lights on the Bay 5k & Fun Run
November 21, 2015
I was SUPPOSED to run this last year. I don’t think I finalized my sign up and missed it. That being said, I really want to run it this year. I’m still undecided since…10k the next day. BUT, I’m a sucker for evening races, and this one, if I remember correctly, opens up the Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park.